Language for Learning in the Primary School is the long awaited second edition of Language for Learning, first published in 2004 and winner of the NASEN/TES Book Award for Teaching and Learning in 2005. This handbook has become an indispensable resource, packed full of practical suggestions on how to support 5-11 year old children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
Colour coded throughout for easy referencing, this unique book supports inclusive practice by helping teachers to:
Identify children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
Understand speech, language and communication skills
Consider roles and responsibilities at primary school
Plan a differentiated and adapted curriculum
Consider the language demands across subjects
Adopt a whole school approach
Make use of a wide range of positive strategies
Empower children to access the curriculum
Language for Learning in the Primary School comes complete with a wealth of photocopiable resources, giving teachers and teaching assistants the confidence to help children with SLCN more effectively in mainstream settings. It will also be an extremely useful resource for speech and language therapists, specialist teachers and educational psychologists.
Sue Hayden is a speech, language and communication needs trainer with over 30 years' specialist teaching experience both in primary and secondary schools. Emma Jordan is a service manager and specialist speech and language therapist for the Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service within Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Both authors provide training for practitioners working with children and young people of all ages with SLCN and manage the `Language for Learning' project based in Worcestershire.
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Speech, Language and Communication Skills Chapter 3: Identifying Speech, Language and Communication Needs Chapter 4: A Whole School Approach Chapter 5: Opportunities and Challenges across the Curriculum Chapter 6: Strategies and Interventions for Use across the Curriculum Glossary References Appendices Appendix 1: Suppliers of Commercial Materials Appendix 2: Information about Language for Learning